Did you know there’s a National Lorry Week?
This September marks the fourth year of an event that focuses on the haulage industry and in particular on the people who make sure we all get our food and other supplies on time.
Started by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) it runs this year from Saturday 15 September to Friday 21 September.
This year the RHA is encouraging members to visit schools, communities and colleges so that we can attract the next generation of workers into our industry because it has been estimated that by 2022 the industry will need to recruit 1.2 million more workers.
This includes not only drivers but also workshop technicians, warehouse operatives and management.
The Road Haulage Industry is the UK’s fifth largest sector, consisting of around 7,000 businesses, employing 2.5 million people and contributing an estimated £75 billion to the country’s economy.
According to the RHA Eighty-five per cent of everything we buy, eat, wear and use is moved by a UK-registered lorry.
You can visit the RHA website to find out about any events happening in your area and if you see us out and about on the road give us a wave or tweet #LoveTheLorry